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GM shuts down Pontiac after 84 years

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - It's the end of the road for Pontiac.

After 84 years of producing some of America's best-known muscle cars, the General Motors brand officially went out of business Sunday.

Last year, GM agreed to shut down Pontiac as part of its restructuring, but even before bankruptcy, Pontiac sales had fallen sharply from their peak of nearly one million in 1968.

Industry analysts blame a combination of poor corporate strategy and changing driver tastes.

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